9 July 2019
Ever wanted to be a concert pianist or perhaps the keyboard player in your favourite band? Well, Glasgow Piano City makes those dreams come true!
Lids Open Day gives the public a chance to perform on Glasgow’s biggest and best stages.
Most recently, the Kelvingrove Bandstand played host to kids and their parents trying out piano playing.
The event was part of the FREE ‘Summer Events’ holiday programme running throughout July.
Tom Binns from Glasgow Piano City said:
It’s not a Steinway Grand piano up there today, but it’s still a rare chance for people to walk up and play on the bandstand.
It’s an opportunity for people to express themselves and play music in a relaxed, informal environment – there’s not a high-pressure audience.
The first ever open day was in the Grand Hall at Candleriggs City Halls during Glasgow Music's Festival of ‘The Piano’ in November 2013.
Since then it’s gone from strength to strength, with amateur pianists and curious kids conquering stages across the city.
From City Halls, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the Mitchell Library and the Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, Glasgow venues are opening their lids to the piano-playing public.
Find more information here.